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Joy (Red Velvet) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Joy Red Velvet

Joy (조이) is a South Korean singer, actress and a member of the girl group Red Velvet under SM Entertainment. She debuted solo on May 31, 2021, with the album “Hello”. 

Joy (Red Velvet) Profile

Stage NameJoy (조이)
Birth NamePark Soo Young
OccupationSinger, Actress
BirthdaySeptember 3, 1996
Active Years2014–present
Age27 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignVirgo
Height167 cm (5’6″)
Weight49 kg (108 lbs)
Blood TypeA

Joy (Red Velvet) Facts:

Early Life

– Joy was born in Jeju Island, South Korea.
– She went to Seoul Shinhwa Elementary School and Sinchang Middle School.
– She transferred from Yeomgwang High School to Seoul Performing Arts High School and graduated from the Department of Applied Music.

Personal Life

– Her family includes her parents and two younger sisters.
– Green is her representative color.
– Kelly Clarkson’s “Because of You” is the song of her life because it is the first English song she practiced to sing. (Teen Vogue)
– She can sing trot music and can imitate Mr. Krabs from Spongebob.
– She said that her “The One and Only” co-stars Eunjin and Yewon helped her improve her acting. (HELLOKPOP)
– She believes that the tip to beauty is skincare.
– Joy has a pet dog named Haetnim and she made an Instagram account of him: @haetnimee.
– She is close with Oh Hayoung (A Pink), Yerin (GFriend), actor Kim Min-jae, and Woosung (LUCY).
– For her, fashion is like armor that makes her feel safe, protected and confident. (Vogue)
– She saves the members in her phone with just their real name because it’s hard to find the number with nicknames or emojis. (GQ TMI)
– Her most used emoji is 😘.
Wendy said that Joy is attractive because there are many sides to her and that she pretends to be strong but she actually is not. (Buzzfeed)
– Her tip to take good photos is to just be natural.
– Her fears about death disappeared after filming the drama “The One and Only”. (HELLOKPOP)
– She and Yerin of GFriend were classmates at the School of Performing Arts.
– Her skincare routine is to first use toner then 2-3 serums then cream and moisturizing cream over that and finally hyaluronic acid essence. (W Korea)
– She loves animals and has volunteered at animal shelters multiple times.
– Her stage name, Joy, was given to her by a vocal coach.
– The one who takes the most photos of her is her stylist, Seohyun and her close friend, Jiyoung.
– She has taken acting and horseback riding lessons. (Allure)
– Among her co-members, she was chosen as the most “passionate” and “driven” member (Arena Homme+ October 2020 interview).
– She used to share a room with Yeri.
– If she weren’t a celebrity, she would like to be a kindergarten teacher. (GQ TMI)
– She used to be insecure about her looks when she first made her debut but now she likes her face as it is. (Allure)
– Her song choice on a drive depends on the season but R&B suits her best. (HELLOKPOP)
– Joy’s ideal type is someone who lives by the rules, works hard on their goals and possesses a clear understanding of their own thoughts and beliefs.
– She thinks that the photos of her taken by others are better than the ones she takes herself. (GQ TMI)
– On August 23, 2021, both P NATION and SM Entertainment confirmed her relationship with Crush. (NME)


– Joy is the lead rapper and sub-vocalist in Red Velvet.
– She appeared in “We Got Married” where her husband was Sungjae from BTOB.
– She was cast in the 2012 Global Audition in Seoul.
– Unlike some Red Velvet members, she was not a part of SM Rookies.
– She made her acting debut in the drama “The Liar and His Lover” (2017).
– She made an appearance on King of Masked Singer as Bandabi and won the first round of competition (ep 122).
– On April 26, 2023, it was announced that Joy would temporarily halt her activities due to health concerns.
– Joy and NCT‘s Doyoung made a Christmas song titled “First Christmas.”
– She has achieved success on the Gaon Digital Chart with two singles peaking in the top ten: “Always in My Heart” with Seul-ong in 2016 and “Introduce Me A Good Person” in 2020.
– She was ranked in the “Top 20 Most Popular Idols” in 2019 by Gallup Korea’s annual list.

Magazines & Endorsements

– Joy has been featured in many notable magazines including “Ceci”, “Marie Claire Korea”, “ELLE KOREA”, “VOGUE KOREA”, and “BEAUTY+”.
– She was appointed by LVMH as the global ambassador for their brand “Fresh” in 2023.
– She has appeared in several advertisements for brands like “Etude”, “Calvin Klein”, “Barrel” and “TOD’S”.

Likes & Dislikes

– She likes to collect hair accessories.
– Joy likes to watch behind videos of girl groups because it reminds her of early debut days. (W Korea)
– Her favorite color is green. (Showterview)
– She prefers the ocean over the mountains.
– Her favourite hairstyle is the half up-do style. (GQ TMI)
– She is a fan of MeloMance and Gummy.

Food Preferences

– Her favorite foods include sushi, chicken and grilled eel.
– She likes mint chocolate ice cream.
– Her favourite cup noodles are Kimchi Bowl Noodles. (W Korea)
– She likes eating pizza without the crust.


– She has various nicknames including “Doongdoongie”, “Sexy Dynamite”, and “cute Joy”.
– Korean fans call her “Melgumi” which means an honest and bright person. (Vogue Girl Japan)
– Joy was nicknamed “snob” in the past because she didn’t smile much.

Personality & Habits

– She said that she’s a very optimistic person, so instead of feeling disappointed, she prefers to spend her time and effort working on herself. (Allure)
– She is described as a perfectionist and likes to plan things ahead of time.
– She relieves stress by going around on her own and meeting up to talk with her sisters.

Major Works

– Her popular songs include “Hello”, “Je T’aime” and “Introduce Me a Good Person”.


– Joy won the “Newcomer Award” at the OSEN Cable TV Awards for her debut drama “The Liar and His Lover”.
– In 2015, she won the “Best Couple Award” and “New Star Award” at the MBC Entertainment Awards after appearing on the show “We Got Married” with Yook Sung-Jae.

Instagram: _imyour_joy
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